I-5 Corridor Is Being Wired For Electric Cars..Wash State Leads Way!

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    Where will the energy to power all these cars come from? Windmills?

    Inb4 someone replies; "From the charging stations."
     
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    Windmills, geothermal, solar, wave. Right now, we are having to idle some of the windmills because of excess production here in Oregon. Had we a modern grid, we could ship that electricity to somewhere in the nation that it is needed.
     
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    Most of our electricity comes from hydro electric. We have lots of dams. Had nukes..got rid of them.
     
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    Well this certainly is the gayest theread Ive ever seen in this forum..........and there have been many but this one takes the cake.

    Electric charging stations!!!!!

    Awesome!!!! To charge the 8 electric cars that happen by the stations!!!!!



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    So you drive 50 miles, stop at a charging station for 30 minutes, drive another 50 miles, stop at a charging station for 30 minutes, etc. So if you drive 50 mph, it'll take about 7 hours to go 250 miles.
     
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    Are we there yet?

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    With this battery, the Leaf would have a 300 mile range. A similar battery, Lithium Air, would give you 10 times the range. So, for one third the cost of the LithiumIon battery, the zinc air would give you a 300 mile range. For quite a bit more cost than the LithiumIon, a thousand mile range.

    Green briefs • Electric battery company gets established in new Portland digs

    Green briefs • Electric battery company gets established in new Portland digs
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    ReVolt Technology LLC, which aims to develop the next generation of electric car batteries, has relocated some of its top research scientists to Portland and expects to complete its new headquarters near Portland International Airport in September, says CEO James McDougall.

    The company is working on adapting its rechargeable zinc-air technology to automobiles, as a cheaper and efficient alternative to lithium-ion technology.

    The objective, McDougall says, is “three times the performance at one-third the cost.”
    That means the battery would enable a motorist to drive three times as far before recharging the car battery, a crucial consideration for people considering electric vehicles.

    ReVolt now has about a dozen employees here, including three European scientists who recently emigrated to Portland. The company expects to have about 25 employees in Portland by year’s end.

    “Portland is our North American headquarters, but it’s also our de facto world headquarters,” McDougall says, “because the senior management team and the founder of our company spend a disproportionate amount of our time in Portland.”
     
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    Oh.........excuse me..........I meant 13 electric cars would be using the charging stations. Not 8............silly me!!!:slap:
     

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